ROANOKE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 28, 2012--
Advance Auto Parts, Inc., (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket
retailer of parts, batteries, accessories, and maintenance items, today
announced the promotion of Markus Hockenson to Senior Vice President,
Store Operations effective April 1, 2012. Mr. Hockenson will be
responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to the
Company’s Midwestern operations, which includes more than 1,200 stores.
Mr. Hockenson will report to Carl Hauch, Senior Vice President, National
Operations and will be based in Denver, Colorado.
“Markus has a true passion for the foundational elements of our business
which includes our commitment to service and our Values. He has a wealth
of experience and knowledge leading retail and commercial sales and
operations. We look forward to Markus’ leadership in 2012 and beyond as
we focus on accelerating the growth of our Commercial and DIY
businesses,” said Hauch.
Mr. Hockenson joined Advance in September 2008 as Regional Vice
President. Prior to joining Advance, Mr. Hockenson served with Starbucks
where he most recently had region-wide responsibility for project
management of key company programs and held several other positions
including District Manager. Prior to Starbucks, Mr. Hockenson held
multiple positions at Enterprise Rent-A-Car including Regional
Operations Director and District Manager. He also served as Group
Operations City Manager at Enterprise where he held full operational
responsibility and established the first company presence in the United
About Advance Auto Parts
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading
automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and
maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself
and professional installer markets. As of December 31, 2011, the Company
operated 3,662 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities,
customer services, and online shopping for parts and accessories can be
found on the Company’s website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.
Source: Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
Shelly Whitaker, APR